We turn to Twitter now to see how everyone else is processing this insane Chargers/Joey Bosa news:
PR war between Chargers and Joey Bosa now on.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2016
That is practically an understatement from Schefter. The war has been ongoing. It’s just no longer a cold war. The Chargers are out in the open now and not just leaking things to the media.
Despite statement, I find it hard to believe they would not give Bosa same offer if he accepted soon. Deep breaths, Charger fans.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) August 24, 2016
Andre Brandt would have you settle down and think things can still get done, but Matt Miller makes a good point:
Bosa doesn't need the Chargers money. He's in a position where he can sit out the year and re-enter 2017 draft.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 24, 2016
Bosa’s financial situation isn’t such that he needs to give in here. He can actually stand on principle if he so chooses, go back into the draft, and end up on better run franchise than the Chargers.
This is incredible. Have never seen a team put out details like this on record. https://t.co/G7oQ57C3rJ— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 24, 2016
It’s a fine point from Garafolo that this is simply an unprecedented way to negotiate by an NFL team. The Chargers have gone from playing hardball to something that I don’t even have a name for.
Notably absent from the statement is *when* they planned on paying him that money. Yanno, the actual sticking point https://t.co/APbnlhal3C— Stephen White (@sgw94) August 24, 2016
Ah, but therein lies the rub. The Chargers gave us a lot of details, but they have omitted something rather important: the entire things this contract has been fought over. That makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Everyone I've talked to around the league thinks the Chargers are being ridiculous with offset+deferment demands https://t.co/NVzQeh2dT1— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 24, 2016
Everyone he’s talked to thinks they’re ridiculous? That’s not encouraging. But, hey, Kevin Acee doesn’t want to lose his access to the Chargers, so here he is carrying their water again:
Joey, Joey, Joey. You'd already pushed it too far. Now you're past cliff. Details are gonna make you look horrible. https://t.co/eiy5U9By2z— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 24, 2016
Chargers have more than doubled percentage they are offering this year. Bosa hardly budged, if at all https://t.co/INA6LIAD67— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 24, 2016
This just goes to show how absurd the Chargers’ initial offer was. They thought they could push Bosa around and apparently they should have done their homework a little better.
Atallah: DeMaurice Smith has been in contact with Joey Bosa and his agent. NFLPA stands by him. Grievance always a last resort. @SiriusXMNFL— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 24, 2016
And in what should be a shock to nobody, the NFLPA has been in contact. This could get uglier still.
1) Negotiate system that compels rookies to take below market value. 2) Draft a kid third. 3) Play hardball. Got it. https://t.co/77ruzSDa11— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 24, 2016
This is why everyone laughs at the Chargers.
The only surprise with #Chargers statement on Bosa is that they didn't post his phone number in a Facebook ad.— Bernie Wilson (@berniewilson) August 24, 2016
You can always count on Bernie Wilson to put things in perspective. What do you think?
UPDATE: Here are a couple more choice remarks:
If the Chargers have a top-10 pick next year. I'm probably refusing workouts with them if I'm a top-15 caliber player.— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) August 24, 2016
Hey, at least the Bosa news masks all the other problems the Chargers have.— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) August 24, 2016